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Preliminary Draft Program Grid for Inge Heyer

This is the Preliminary Draft program schedule. Inge Heyer may or may not actually be on these items, but probably will. However, due to circumstances beyond our control, modifications to the program can occur throughout the convention.

Friday 7:00 pm: War on Science? (Ends at: 7:55 pm) Bethesda
Panelists: Inge Heyer, Walter H. Hunt, Sam Scheiner, Michael A. Ventrella (M), Christopher Weuve
Some of America's leaders don't believe in global warming, want creationism taught in schools, and others want to ban human cloning or restrict genetic modified foods. Why this distrust of science? Is it growing? Are political leaders trying to appeal to the ignorant or do they really believe this? And what is the danger to the planet?
Friday 8:00 pm: No Means No (Ends at: 8:55 pm) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists: Inge Heyer, Natalie Luhrs, Emmie Mears, Jon Skovron, Jean Marie Ward (M)
There is a great disturbance in science fiction and fantasy. As fans and writers you have the right to expect respect.
Saturday 12:00 pm: Between Earth and Heaven, Between Gamma Ray and Radio Waves (Ends at: 12:55 pm) Salon A
Panelists: Inge Heyer
Inge Heyer Presentation: Astronomical observatories have existed since antiquity. Until fairly recently, most observing was done by visiting a given facility. In this modern space age of high tech electronic connectivity, many observing programs use multiple observatories and instruments to obtain information about the objects being studied. Observatories are linked to observe in multiple wavelengths, to increase the size of the "light-bucket", and to take advantage of differing strengths of Earth-based and space-based platforms. We will look at a few spectacular results of these modern collaborations.
Sunday 11:00 am: Astronomy Through the Ages (Ends at: 11:55 am) Rockville/ Potomac
Panelists: Inge Heyer
Inge Heyer Presentation: When we think of astronomy these days, we think of expensive instrumentation and graduate school-level mathematics. But the foundation for our work today was laid by our ancestors, who used their eyes and very basic math to obtain fundamental knowledge about the Universe in which we live. In the course of their work they invented new math and physics tools and opened new horizons of understanding. I will take us back to recreate some of the experiments and observations made hundreds and thousands of years ago, by folks who were just as curious about our world then as we are today
Sunday 2:00 pm: Even Hard SF Uses FTL (Ends at: 2:55 pm) Frederick
Panelists: John Ashmead (M), Charles E. Gannon, Inge Heyer, Christopher Weuve
What science is taken for granted in SF and can it really happen? What new scientific discoveries are more likely than others? What science is underused in SF?

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